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Island Pacific School (IPS) focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6 – 9. Our IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences set students up for the rest of their lives. Housed in a purpose-built, student-friendly facility, IPS is located in the safe community of Bowen Island and offers an enriched curriculum that includes philosophy, reasoning and ethics classes, monthly community service activities and multi-day outdoor expeditions.


If you are looking for a career in middle school education, have a valid BC teaching certificate and are prepared to contribute to the total culture of the school by participating in outdoor expeditions, serving as a homeroom teacher, coaching Ultimate, and becoming a Masterworks advisor, we’d love to hear from you!


Wanted: Advancement Superhero

Title: Director of Development & Alumni Engagement
Hours: Part-Time Contract Position at 6.0 hrs/day x 3 days/week
Salary: $30-$40/hr (subject to experience and qualifications)
Start Date: August, 2017
Term: 40 weeks over a 10 month contract (with provision to continue thereafter)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor degree from an accredited university
  • Possessing or working towards a fundraising designation (CFRE, BCIT Diploma or other) is an asset
  • Membership in AFP [Association of Fundraising Professionals] is an asset
  • 2-5 years working experience in the field of Advancement, preferably with an educational institution or similar non-profit organization  
  • A proven track record of accomplishment in fundraising and program development
  • Excellent knowledge of legislation affecting fundraising
  • Experience with one or more CRM donor database programs
  • Efficiency in G-Suite and Microsoft Office
  • An ability to work well with others, and a good sense of humour

How to Apply

Applicants should apply now to with a resume of no more than two pages and a cover letter that summarizes their experience and explains why they think they would be a good fit for this position. 

Wanted: Administrative Services Superhero

Posted May 24, 2017

Island Pacific School is looking for an experienced Administrative Services Manager for 3-4 days/week starting in late August. This role requires independent decision-making in a high-paced, deadline-driven, passionate team environment.  You are unflappable and solve problems with a smile – whether fixing the photocopier, sourcing a band-aid or analyzing business processes. You want to be part of a team that is delivering on our commitment to equip and inspire middle school students. You are known for your attention to detail, respect for confidentiality and ability to meet tight deadlines. Duties include reception, faculty admin support, records management and compliance, payroll, meeting scheduling, building operations, event planning and logistics, and leaping over tall buildings. We use G-Suite and Microsoft Office and you are efficient in that electronic environment.

Core school hours are 8:30-3:30. Salary: $25.00/hr. Please send a cover letter and resume to by no later than Friday, June 16th.

Reports to: Barbara Bingham

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Teaching Qualifications

Our middle school superheroes at IPS are passionated, kind, confident and cool! All IPS teachers need a valid BC teaching certificate. We are an IB MYP Global School, so an understanding of the IB programme is helpful.

Working at IPS

With small classes of 12-18 and a total school population of 65, our teachers enjoy getting to know our students and discovering how best to motivate and inspire them. We work with a close-knit team of IB teachers in a highly collaborative environment and many of our teachers expand their practice beyond the school’s walls by taking advantage of nearby forest trails, professional community members and local organizations.